Boston Celtics Win In A Thriller To Take Game 2 From 76ers

Posted May 07, 2018

"The game plan is very honest and brutal", Brown said. "I was actually jealous that they could play in a Game 7. They just looked me in the eye and they were back and forth and unsure, and I was like 'Hey, I'm playing, that's it'".

"I wanted to play last game too", Brown admitted.

In the other eastern conference semi-final, LeBron James' Cleveland took a 2-0 stranglehold in their series against the Toronto Raptors with a comprehensive 128-110 win.

Celtics guard Marcus Smart had the defensive job on Simmons, allowing him open shots from distance but halting him from taking the ball to the basket.

He also said during the interview that he and the doctors need to be smart with the injury. "Obviously, the matchup with Al is a tough one for us and for most of the league".

Boston's medical staff was initially on the fence about whether or not to let Brown play, but the second-year wing convinced them that he was feeling good enough to go.

"Mental, thinking too much", the Rookie of the Year candidate said after setting a career low for points.

More news: Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss speaks out before final home game on expectations

He said the Miami Heat, who the 76ers convincingly beat in the first round of the playoffs 4-1, were more physical than Boston.

The leading scorer for the Boston Celtics was Jayson Tatum who had 21 points followed by Terry Rozier who had 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists.

But as a Sixers fan, I've been disappointed so far with the way Philadelphia has been outplayed and outcoached as Boston won the first two games of the series.

The Sixers cut the lead to three with about 30 seconds to go in the game, and strangely the Sixers opted to not foul. "But we're headed home now".

After their 16-game win streak to end the regular season, everybody saw the talent in the Philadelphia 76ers and how potent they could be on both ends of the floor.

James delivered the first 40-point, 14-assist game in National Basketball Association playoff history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

After out-scoring the 76ers for the second-straight quarter, and a quick 10 points from Tatum in the third, the Celtics led 79-75 heading into the fourth.

More news: Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC Sells 16627 Shares of Alibaba Group (BABA)

Game three is in Philadelphia on Saturday. Boston went on a 15-4 run from there, punctuated by a Rozier-Tatum alley-oop with 3:06 left.

"I thought he played really hard", said Stevens. "This whole playoff experience is something that I want our young guys, our star players, to learn from and grow".

"I believe you will see a different team tonight". "When the coaches put me out there, that's what I'm going to be ready for".

The underdog's victory was keyed by a 22-point comeback in the second quarter and made possible by a 1-point effort from Philadelphia's Ben Simmons.

Facing a 2-0 deficit in their best-of-seven series against the Celtics, the pressure is mounting on Sixers head coach Brent Brown to find a way to slow down Boston's blistering offense before Game 3 in Philadelphia. But the standard best-of-seven recommendation applies: The road team is best to win at least one of the first two and flip the home-court advantage.

Brown said he hadn't lost faith in the rookie and was adamant about putting Simmons back into the game in the final minutes after McConnell had helped the 76ers rally.

More news: Trump establishes exemptions, delays for steel, aluminum tariffs